The Spica is an almost exact clone of the previous generation Toyota Alphard, right down to the grille and the shape of the rear lights. Then again, the sharkfin on the side is a design characteristic of the current generation Alphard and oddly enough it’s not even real but painted onto the Spica’s B-pillar. While the (new generation) Alphard, which is imported to China from Japan, has a starting price of 759.000 Yuan (€ 97.400,- / US$114,900), the Spica is priced at less than 8% of that figure, starting from 59.800 Yuan (€ 7.700,- / US$9,000).
The Spica is powered by two 1,5-liter 4-cylinder engines, both mated to a 5MT: a normally aspirated version with 112hp and a turbocharged version with 156hp. Dimensions are is 4.580/1.730/1.825mm, with a wheelbase of 2.800mm. That makes it slightly longer but narrower than the Japanese original at 4.840/1.830/1.905mm with a 2.950mm wheelbase.
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